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Aside from benchmarking purposes, what is the real benefit of going upwards of 4.5ghz? I need an extra .1v to get to 4.5 (1.3v) and i haven't noticed a speed increase in anything i do, all i see are higher temps.
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post #2 of 16
It's not really noticeable, no. The most you'll see change is scores in benchmarks and such.
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With current games, you will probably not notice a difference...4.2 should do you just fine for now...What is the difference in temps from 4.2 to 4.5??
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With current games, you will probably not notice a difference...4.2 should do you just fine for now...What is the difference in temps from 4.2 to 4.5??
Im running ibt right now @ 4.2 ghz and after 15 runs the lowest core was at 64c and the highest was 71c. Running 4.5 ghz, even after 5 runs i get around ~80c.


Also, 5ghz on air with the dh14? O.O
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I run my 2500K @ 4.5ghz with 1.344v, it never goes above 61C 100% underload. I dont call that hot at all personally.
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I run my 2500K @ 4.5ghz with 1.344v, it never goes above 61C 100% underload. I dont call that hot at all personally.
You have the 212+ though lol
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80C is pushing it...that should be about the max you run a cpu at...I would stick with the 4.2 and call it a day personally...

My 5GHZ OC is not a 24/7 OC...It plays nice at 5GHZ...however I typically run it around 4.4-4.5 depending if I have the windows open or not at my house.
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I have on 4,6GHz stock voltage with default 1.0v (turbo is 1.3v)
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post #9 of 16
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Alright so this is after a quick 15 runs @ 4.5ghz:


Actual voltage during the runs were 1.272~1.288
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I like running stock
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